Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I'm Dreamin' Of ... well, definitely not a white Christmas!

I'm actually dreaming of a sunny one! Well, at least the rain hasn't dampened the start of my Christmas shopping. Am feeling quite good about having ventured to both actual shops and those online - although I can't post any of my good finds as I don't want to give the game away to the intended recipients! Needless to say, I'm feeling in more of a festive mood and am looking forward to spending time with the family in the sun (hint, hint oh sun up there!) at Christmas time. What about you? Have you started Christmas shopping?

In a bid to organise my computer files, I've also been going through my 'sources of inspiration' images I've collected over time. Here are some rooms that I love for being fun, eclectic and colourful and, I think, have a hint of Christmas spirit about them despite there being no green or red in sight!

 Image via Belle Maison

Am loving the coffee table and the sofa, even though I have to say, I probably wouldn't buy a teal-coloured sofa. Yet it really works here.

If you haven't heard about the UK's Bryonie Porter and her wallpapered furniture, you've got to check out her site - here - what cool stuff and she even commissions. Too bad we're not in London!

Well, okay, so I said there wasn't any red but it really helps bring alive this neutral room and it's unusual mix of styles.

Now, if this doesn't scream summer time, Christmas time, relax-outside-for-a-bbq-by-the-pool-time I don't know what does. You could entertain a crowd here!

Image via Belle Maison

Okay, so maybe this isn't so colourful but after all that entertaining you might want somewhere serene and peaceful to retire to and this bedroom corner looks like just the spot. I've always wanted a mannequin to drape my jewels (!) over and a girly spot in which to powder my nose but hubby isn't so keen on too much girly stuff! I guess when he lives with a house full of girls (even the dog) he's allowed some respite.

Happy Christmas shopping everyone!


  1. It may not be a white Christmas, but it will definitely be a cool one! Mentioned you at the Fibro today. :-)

  2. Lovely collection - so many wonderful rooms of such varying styles. And yes, exciting that Christmas is in the air - although in Melbourne we are lurching from sunny amazing days when it feels Christmassy to freezing rainy ones when it is feels like back to winter! Fabulous to see no red and green.

  3. Love that chair in the last pic.
    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog X

  4. You're making good progress....on the build and on the Christmas shopping! It's sneaking up on us so fast I really need to get organised! Christmas is much more enjoyable if you are organised!
    X Briohny.

  5. Hi jane, thank you for your visit and comment! I'm impressed to see the progress on your house. It must be so exciting! I see you are also getting in the Xmas mood, I need to start this weekend all the planning.
    Take care,


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